This morning as I was on my jog I kept seeing this little red bird.
Now, running is a stress reliever for me. I thoroughly enjoy a good run. What makes it even better is nature and giving thanks to God for the trees, flowers, and animals. Sometimes I see deer and that is pretty exciting. Whenever I see a rabbit I have this urge to use a spot light and chase after it :) Those who grew up in the county can understand, right?
Anyways, back to the little red bird. This little red bird was flying ahead of me darting in and out of the trees. The last time a saw him another littler brown bird was following behind diving and spinning each way the red bird went. And I thought this is a great example and reminder of Christ and his followings. The red bird is Christ and the brown bird represents believers. I as a believer in Jesus Christ should pursue Christ with all that I am no matter the twist and turns. I am not to chase after what the world values as important, but what Christ my Redeemer values as important. When I chase after worldly things it is all about me. What I have to do, my plans, my effort. There is no joy in living with all that pressure. When I chase after God by reading His word, praying and listening it is not about me it is about God and His will, His plan, His power! And what JOY that brings!
"Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of hosts." Zechariah 4:6